National Gallery
12 October 2016

 A visit to the National Gallery

A visit to the National Gallery

 The first artwork shown to the kids was named "The Net" and it was created by Teo Eng Seng. It is a depiction of the state of Singapore River in the 1970's, when it suffered from severe pollution. The different shapes represent the different types of rubbish collected when the water was cleaned.

The first artwork shown to the kids was named "The Net" and it was created by Teo Eng Seng. It is a depiction of the state of Singapore River in the 1970's, when it suffered from severe pollution. The different shapes represent the different types of rubbish collected when the water was cleaned.

 Ms. Rama showed the children a picture of SIngapore River, at present, and asked them questions about the shapes that they see from the artwork.

Ms. Rama showed the children a picture of SIngapore River, at present, and asked them questions about the shapes that they see from the artwork.

 The children were asked to draw the shapes that they see from the artwork.

The children were asked to draw the shapes that they see from the artwork.

 Ms. Rama introduced this painting entitled "Weighing the Fleece" by George Washington Lambert. The artist took inspiration from his own experience of working at a farm where he sheared the sheep.

Ms. Rama introduced this painting entitled "Weighing the Fleece" by George Washington Lambert. The artist took inspiration from his own experience of working at a farm where he sheared the sheep.

 Ms. Rama introduced this painting entitled "Two Women and a Child" by Chuah Thean Heng.

Ms. Rama introduced this painting entitled "Two Women and a Child" by Chuah Thean Heng.

 Ms. Rama asked the children about the images that they see in the painting. She also showed them how the artist used "batik" as one of the patterns used in his painting.

Ms. Rama asked the children about the images that they see in the painting. She also showed them how the artist used "batik" as one of the patterns used in his painting.

 The children then were asked to create their own patterns.

The children then were asked to create their own patterns.

 Francine chose to draw her own version of the painting.

Francine chose to draw her own version of the painting.

 Ms. Nora discussed the amazing skill of master potter Iskandar Jalil.

Ms. Nora discussed the amazing skill of master potter Iskandar Jalil.

 Exquisite pieces crafted by Iskandar Jalil

Exquisite pieces crafted by Iskandar Jalil

 Ms. Nora showed the children a painting by Walter Crane entitled Imperial Federation: Map of the World Showing the Extent of the British Empire in 1886. It shows the history of the expansion of the British Empire and is framed by images of native figures and white settlers.

Ms. Nora showed the children a painting by Walter Crane entitled Imperial Federation: Map of the World Showing the Extent of the British Empire in 1886. It shows the history of the expansion of the British Empire and is framed by images of native figures and white settlers.

 Ms. Nora explained the usage of colours in paintings. She asked the children about how they felt when they see a particular colour. Then she shared about how some artists use bright colours to elicit feelings of happiness or comfort while dark colours are used to convey sadness or despair.

Ms. Nora explained the usage of colours in paintings. She asked the children about how they felt when they see a particular colour. Then she shared about how some artists use bright colours to elicit feelings of happiness or comfort while dark colours are used to convey sadness or despair.

 Ms. Nora introduced this mural by Seah Kim Joo. The piece is untitled so Ms. Nora asked the children to think of a title for it. Yusuf suggested naming it  "Malayan Festival".  It shows different images of rural Malaya such as indigenous hunters and  people drying salted fish. Seah Kim Joo is also celebrated for his usage of "batik" as one of the patterns in his paintings.

Ms. Nora introduced this mural by Seah Kim Joo. The piece is untitled so Ms. Nora asked the children to think of a title for it. Yusuf suggested naming it  "Malayan Festival".  It shows different images of rural Malaya such as indigenous hunters and  people drying salted fish. Seah Kim Joo is also celebrated for his usage of "batik" as one of the patterns in his paintings.

 The children were amazed at the masterpiece before them.

The children were amazed at the masterpiece before them.

 The children were also asked to create their own patterns.

The children were also asked to create their own patterns.